Our Staff



John G. Clayton - Owner 

John began working at his family’s funeral business in high school and continued working there through college. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1984 with a degree in business. In 1985, he went on to graduate from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. In 1991, John, with his wife, Brenda, and their children, Christen and Zachary, moved to the Houston area and began working in Pearland.

Throughout his 25 year career, John has demonstrated his commitment to the Pearland community as well as his commitment to the funeral service profession. In 1990, John served as Secretary/Treasurer of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association. In 2000, he served as President of the Texas Cemetery Association. He also served as the President of the Pearland Rotary Club in 2000. In 2003, John attended the Pearland Citizen Police Academy. He served as a past Director for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Charter President of the 288 Corridor Rotary Club of Pearland and a member of the C. F. Spencer Masonic Lodge in Pearland.


Zachary G. Clayton - Vice President

Zachary is a 4th generation funeral service provider and is currently the vice president of Clayton Funeral Home. He attended Texas A&M University, graduated from the Commonwealth Institute, and is a licensed funeral director in the state of Texas.  Zachary is a Pearland resident, and works with his father and grandfather serving the families of Pearland, Manvel, Friendswood, and Alvin.  Zachary enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his wife Gracey and their family.

Christen Clayton Beckham

Christen lives in Pearland with her family and has a passion for the community. She played volleyball for the University of Memphis, where she graduated in 2007. Christen provides pre-planning funeral services and enjoys meeting families and answering their questions. She loves working with her family and finds the opportunity to serve their community together very meaningful. Christen and her husband, Kelly, are the proud parents of two boys, Leo and Jack. 


Barbara Campese - Receptionist

Barbara has lived in the Pearland area for 41 years. As a funeral receptionist, Barbara enjoys helping families during their most difficult time. She is an active member at St. Helen's Catholic Church. She has always enjoyed being involved in the community and schools while raising her three children. Barbara loves spending time with her six grandchildren, going to the movies, and having dinner with friends.